16th Street Mall
16th Street Mall
3.5
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If you're looking for a place to shop, eat, and drink in Denver, look no further than 16th Street Mall. Opened in 1982, this 1.7-mile pedestrianized stretch is lined with more than 300 stores, restaurants, and bars. But don't worry, you can easily get from one end to the other on a free shuttle bus. When seen from above, the granite tiles resemble a diamondback rattlesnake—a cool design element added by renowned architect I.M. Pei. Check out 16th Street Mall on a city tour of Denver, which often includes a stop here. – Tripadvisor
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  • Austin
    New Jersey28 contributions
    Best mall
    The mall is pedestrian-friendly, so you can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city without having to worry about traffic. There are a variety of shops to browse, from high-end boutiques to souvenir shops. There are also a variety of restaurants to choose from, from casual dining to fine dining.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Odyssey41834924623
    1 contribution
    Full day’s worth of shops and restaurants
    I went to the 16th street mall to grab some souvenirs and items I needed. It’s perfect for spending a full day of shopping for clothes and personal items, as well as grabbing lunch or coffee. I even went to get a manicure and pedicure on the spot. Park is nearby. I recommend any traveler to come and check it out. Note: They’re working on the street so there’s construction so be aware.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • JasMel99
    Cheyenne, Wyoming186 contributions
    Construction limits ease of access to places
    This area still has a significant amount of restaurants and shops but is difficult to navigate due to construction. There were some homeless but no more than you typically see downtown in a big city. We did use the free shuttle which was convenient and felt safe during the day but wouldn’t recommend alone or at night.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 January 2024
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JasMel99
Cheyenne, WY186 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
This area still has a significant amount of restaurants and shops but is difficult to navigate due to construction. There were some homeless but no more than you typically see downtown in a big city. We did use the free shuttle which was convenient and felt safe during the day but wouldn’t recommend alone or at night.
Written 28 January 2024
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novicetravellgirl
Maryland110 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
While I can imagine this was once a vibrant area, it is currently full of empty storefronts, homeless individuals, a massive construction project, and the smell of weed. Feels unsafe and an area to be avoided. Denver needs to get it off it's "places to visit" lists unless this area is revitalized as listing this as an attraction hurts a visitors impression of the city.
Written 15 November 2023
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Odyssey41834924623
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Solo
I went to the 16th street mall to grab some souvenirs and items I needed. It’s perfect for spending a full day of shopping for clothes and personal items, as well as grabbing lunch or coffee. I even went to get a manicure and pedicure on the spot. Park is nearby. I recommend any traveler to come and check it out. Note: They’re working on the street so there’s construction so be aware.
Written 22 September 2023
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jo e
Lenexa, KS2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Solo
Construction everywhere, nothing decent to shop, tried the bus, easy & free, but saw nothing worth stopping for. Was great on my last visit several years ago. Would avoid til Construction done.
Written 12 September 2023
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Shawn R
South Lyon, MI257 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Shops were few and far between. Not a lot of activity, not a good place to get a feel for the city. If this is touted as a gem for the city it was disappointing.
Written 9 September 2023
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SesameOntario
Ontario, Canada114 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Too bad 16th St. has deteriorated. The construction is the majority of the street. Loud, dirty, smelly, unappealing site. Solicitors and homeless standing in the sidewalks. Some ask for money. To call the mall a mall is embarrassing for Denver. Majority of shops and bars are permanently closed. A few decent restaurants are still open further down the street…Smash Burger and Cheesecake Factory. We were disappointed.
Written 20 August 2023
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TTrav
Tulsa, OK30 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Why is this on every list of must-dos for Denver?! It is horrible. There is almost NO shopping other than H&M and Target (well there’s a Radio Shack, lol). There are some crappy chain restaurants, empty storefronts, and construction. Don’t pick your hotel based on proximity to this area. Don’t put it on your itinerary.
Written 9 August 2023
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Ty T
Indianapolis, IN73 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Not what I remember. Granted most the center of the street is under construction, but half the shops are closed or gone. Plus the homeless everywhere kinda makes you uneasy walking around.
Written 30 July 2023
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Craig L
Liverpool10 contributions
Jul 2023
Even though we read all the recent reviews, we decided to visit 16th St Mall for ourselves today.
I can confirm what all the recent reviewers have said, it is a wasteland of roadworks, vagrants and people with mental health issues. I think we even had to dodge human excrement on the floor.
The pervading feeling was that of being aware to ensure you did not engage with the homeless people however you will be approached on more than one occasion by people who are under the effects of drugs - they weren't threatening but it's still not want you want.
It was 4th July here, but it was still very quiet along the street. We walked along the full length, both sides. The occasional smell of fried food and sweat wafted through the air.
Downtown Denver is somewhere I would not recommend visiting.
Written 4 July 2023
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Tammy W
Kerrville, TX109 contributions
Jun 2023
The 16th street mall was a unique place to do some shopping and had several good eateries to choose from.
Written 2 July 2023
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